Calling For Art!

Hold Strong is the second annual juried exhibition presented by Arts of Life’s Circle Contemporary North Shore. This exhibition will feature dozens of works from within the Arts of Life studio and beyond. This FREE call for submissions is open to artists of all levels, demographics, and abilities with priority consideration given to artists residing within the North Shore suburbs of Chicago. Hold Strong will highlight Arts of Life’s core values and the way they support our studio artists’ individual art practices—most notably in regard to the power that comes from self-expression through visual arts and the confidence born of autonomous decision-making.

Artwork submissions will be juried by a committee comprised of Arts of Life’s artist-led Curating Committee and art professionals from our Executive Board Art Committee.

To Apply:
Submit an online form:
(The online form requires a free google account. If you do not have a Google account, feel free to use this pdf form instead.)

Applications open | January 2020
Application closes midnight| February 1, 2020
Jury notification | February 21, 2020
Accepted Artwork received by | March 9, 2020
Exhibition opens | March 27, 2020
Exhibition Ends | May 22, 2020
Artwork pick up on or before | May 29, 2020

Questions? Contact Megan Harrigan at